Medical employer is No. 16 ‘Best Company to Work For’ in US


Stryker's global headquarters is in Kalamazoo. Courtesy Stryker

A maker of medical devices and equipment has again made a ranking of the nation’s best workplaces — along with several companies with a presence in West Michigan.

Kalamazoo-based Stryker ranks No. 16 in Fortune’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in the U.S. — the eighth year it has been recognized.

Last year, Stryker ranked No. 19 in the Fortune ranking, which is in its 21st year.

“It is an honor to be named one of Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ again this year,” said Katy Fink, VP and chief human resources officer, Stryker.

“This recognition is a result of our passionately driven people who produce remarkable results and work to win together as a team every day. We are proud of the work they do to make health care better.”


For the ranking, Fortune’s partner, Great Place to Work, evaluates organizations with 1,000 employees or more for executive team effectiveness, innovation and people-focused programs.

Companies are scored using anonymous employee responses to more than 50 survey questions about trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation.

Great Place to Work also conducts an independent “culture audit” that looks at company programs and practices.

More than 315,000 employees provided feedback to determine the companies in the 2018 ranking.

Each company in the ranking received at least a 95-percent confidence level, with no more than a 5-percent margin of error.

Michigan companies

14. Quicken Loans, Detroit

16. Stryker, Kalamazoo

20. Plante Moran, Southfield, with locations in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo

61. Credit Acceptance, Southfield

Companies with a West Michigan presence

11. Deloitte, New York, with a Grand Rapids location

29. KPMG, New York, with a Grand Rapids location

52. Ernst & Young, New York, with a Grand Rapids location

56. PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, with a Grand Rapids location

62. Crowe Horwath, Chicago, with a Grand Rapids location

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